Yep, the Coronavirus continues to sting.
With theaters not opening anytime soon in the capitals, and the virus still an ass pimple on the world, a bunch of studio tentpoles have been pushed back to 2021 – and beyond.
“Dune”, originally due for release this Christmas, has now been delayed to next October (!).
Warner Bros has pushed Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve’s reboot of the Frank Herbet classic to a pre-Halloween 2021 slot.
“The Batman”, starring Robert Pattinson, has been moved to the spring of 2022 from October next year.
Same case with Universal’s “Jurassic World : Dominion”, which has been pushed a full year. The film, originally due June 11, 2021, now instead open on June 10, 2022.
“Matrix 4″ will now debut and move up to Wednesday Dec. 22, 2021 instead of April 1, 2022. Andy Muschietti’s ”The Flash” will go on Nov. 4, 2022 instead of June 3, 2022, David Sandberg’s ”Shazam! 2” will open on June 2, 2023 in lieu of Nov. 4, 2022 while ”Black Adam” will be temporarily undated off its Dec. 22, 2021 release date.
Earlier this week, the release of “No Time to Die” from MGM and Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures has also been delayed until April.